Radiesse® (Radiance) is a pure, synthetic compound with a record of safety that extends more than 25 years. It is comprised of microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite, combined with an aqueous gel.
The key element of Radiesse® is identical to the chemical structure of calcium naturally present in the human body. Throughout its life, Radiesse® remains soft and flexible and also exceptionally compatible with the body.
Unlike temporary treatments that must be repeated, Radiesse® may provide years of rejuvenation. However, the resorption rate is variable and we have had some patients in whom the material was gone by 6 months. It is gradually replaced by the body’s own tissue, and slowly dissolves away in some cases up to seven years later. Radiesse® is FDA-approved for soft tissue marking in any anatomical location, vocal cord injection and oral and maxillofacial augmentation. FDA approval for facial implant is pending. Internationally, Radiesse has received approval for facial implant and treatment of stress urinary incontinence.
Prior to its introduction, the Radiesse® formula was extensively tested in the United States and Europe. No serious reactions or rejections have been reported to date.